RWC Preview: France v Tonga

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

France fly-half Romain Ntamack insists he and his team-mates have no interest in discussing one of the biggest humiliations in the national team's history ahead of Sunday's Rugby World Cup showdown against...

ROUND 9 HIGHLIGHTS: North Harbour v Wellington – 2019

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

North Harbour survive a spirited 2nd half comeback by Wellington to go up to 3rd in the table and all but secure a playoff place. 78 points and 11 tries created a massively entertaining game with some fantastic tries on display. Wellington looked buried at half time but picked themselves up and put in a special 2nd half to come away with a valuable bonus point but will be disappointed they missed out on another one. North Harbour have done what they set the,selves to do and leave playoff chances in their own hands, but they have a rather tough task when they take on Canterbury...

ROUND 8 HIGHLIGHTS: Wellington v Northland - 2019

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

It was another high scoring match in the Mitre 10 Cup. Wellington ran away with a 57-36 win.        

Mitre 10 Cup Round 7 Round Up

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Waikato gave Mitre 10 Premiership leaders Tasman plenty to think about before the southerners came home strongly to take the win in Hamilton on Saturday.     It was an impressive...

Rugby World Cup 2019: New Zealand v South Africa

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kieran Read says New Zealand know exactly what to expect from South Africa in Saturday's huge showdown in Yokohama.       New Zealand will need to hit the ground running in their bid...

Thursday Rugby World Cup Update

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

It's been a busy day in Japan with Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Argentina and France all confirming their line ups for the weekend.     We take you through all the line ups, latest news,...

Vermeulen hits 50 as the Springboks name team to face the All Blacks

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has named an unchanged matchday 23 for their first World Cup match against the All Blacks in Yokohama on Saturday.       The Springboks will field an unchanged...

"They've really come to the fore in a massive way over the last month and a half" - Bryan Habana

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The optimism around South Africa going into the Rugby World Cup is "absolutely incredible", according to Bryan Habana.     Rassie Erasmus' tremendous development of the South Africa squad...

All Blacks not invincible, but worthy favourites

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand may have chinks in the armour, but write them off at your peril as they attempt to make history in Japan.       Talk of two-time defending champions New Zealand being vulnerable...

How the Springboks could line up against New Zealand

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup officially kicks off on Friday with hosts Japan facing off against Russia as Jamie Joseph looks to get a win in their opening game, a feat England managed in 2015 against Fiji.     However, the...